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Old December 23rd, 2013, 22:14   #1
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Question about bringing an AEG into Canada from Northern Ireland

Hey guys just looking to get a straight answer from people who know anything about this.

The story is that I am hopefully, pending my visa approval, moving to Canada with my long term girlfriend whom is originally from Canada. I've been airsofting for the best part of 8 years and have accumulated a great deal of rifs.

My question is, I have one specific aeg that I've had for years and really want to keep, is there any way that I would legally be allowed to bring this to Canada?

Cheers for the help guys.
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Old December 23rd, 2013, 22:32   #2
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Old December 23rd, 2013, 22:38   #3
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Its an m4, started out as an old jg and everything was replaced over time with hurricane, madbull, g&p externals.
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Old December 24th, 2013, 03:25   #4
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Save yourself some hassle, sell it and buy a new one when you get here.
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Old December 24th, 2013, 08:48   #5
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You should probably contact the airline you will be using and Canadian Border Services Agency.
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Old December 24th, 2013, 14:27   #6
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Ya it's best to sell and buy new. Either that or get ahold of your IRA buddies, I hear they are good at moving arms shipments Lol :P
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Old December 24th, 2013, 14:31   #7
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make sure it shoots over 366 fps, store it securely and declare it in your checked baggage, i wont say therer wont be an issue, but its technically legal that way but you know airport security nowadays, all panic and stupid and no brain
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Old December 24th, 2013, 15:40   #8
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Ya it's best to sell and buy new. Either that or get ahold of your IRA buddies, I hear they are good at moving arms shipments Lol :P
You know everyone in Ireland isn't part of the IRA right?

Edit your post and I"ll make the quote vanish too and chalk it up to a badly thought out joke.
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Old December 24th, 2013, 18:39   #9
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Ya it's best to sell and buy new. Either that or get ahold of your IRA buddies, I hear they are good at moving arms shipments Lol :P
This made me actually laugh out loud.

Cheers for the advice guys, have been reading up on the laws quite a bit now and see that my two choices are to either sell here and buy new or to get it firing over 366 fps, get some official documentation stating the fps and bring it over in my luggage.

Again thanks for the help everyone. Glad to see a friendly community
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Old December 24th, 2013, 19:45   #10
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I'm not editing my post. The Op obviously can tell a joke when he sees one. Hence the "Lol" and the silly face at the end of my first post.
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Old December 24th, 2013, 19:48   #11
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You could also ship it to your Canada address. Panicky inspectors at the border are a bad thing, and if you don't want to be searched in all your orifices it is probably way safer to not have it with you in the plane.

If it does shoot over 366fps with .20g, even if it is inspected when it gets here, you are guaranteed to get it. The thing is, the RCMP is very slow when it comes to test guns, and it might take over a year before you actually get it.

Either way is a gamble, hence why a lot of people say it is safer to sell then buy. If you want a 100% safe way, what you could is to completely disassemble the gun and ship everything but the lower receiver. This way even if it is inspected, you will get it quickly. Once you get here, all you have to do is locate a compatible lower receiver and you are good to go. This is what I would do in your situation. M4 receivers are easy to locate and not super expensive in country anymore.
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Old December 25th, 2013, 04:49   #12
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or to get it firing over 366 fps, get some official documentation stating the fps and bring it over in my luggage.
If you can get official documentation that would help. But that can not grantee whether CBSA will accept that document. (Depends on how official that is, and the mood of the guy you meet, I guess.)
The guys in the CBSA may (or may not) still think it is a replica firearm (can not entry), because they are unaware of the corresponding notices and/or laws. You may have to print a copy of the related notices, and argue (nicely) with them, so they may go check that.
Memorandum D19-13-2 may help.
There is also a related Customs Notice 12-005 but that was removed from CBSA website, [DEL]don't know why[/DEL].
EDIT: I know why now. The content of Customs Notice 12-005 is now incorporated into Memorandum D19-13-2. Thanks lurkingknight.
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Old December 25th, 2013, 09:56   #13
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it looks like the memorandum has been ammended to say 366 where it used to say 407.. so if that's the case, there is no need for the notice as it would be redundant.
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